Recommended Read: Sapiens

Mr C Dodd – Staff Editor

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Harari, Yuval N. (2015)

This popular book from historian, philosopher and author Yuval Noah Harari was recently listed as one of the best ‘brainy’ books of the last decade. A popular choice as a school speech day prize, this accessible and thought-provoking book will challenge your world view. It is gripping from beginning to end and covers a range of subjects including history, biology, geography, economics, religion, philosophy and psychology. Given the enormous task of addressing a brief history of us, Harari has necessarily had to be sparing with subject-specific detail; accordingly, this book is likely to raise more questions than it answers, but this is no bad thing. CPD

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